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TCLF：Although Dallas, Texas, is the ninth largest city in the United States, the number of residents in the Dallas-Fort Worth area increased more than in any other metropolitan area in the nation from 2017 to 2018, according to recent estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. To explore the choices that will shape Dallas’ future, and to initiate and inspire broad community-based participation in decision-making, The Cultural Landscape Foundation will curate a conference and surrounding events October 3-5, 2019.
Second Wave of Modernism IV: Making Space within Place will highlight the city’s leadership with projects that balance design with natural and cultural values and the imperative to deal with climate change. It will also showcase the city’s public-private initiatives and recent innovations in creative management and stewardship.
Introductory presentations (by Peter Walker, Peter Ker Walker, and James Burnett) will illuminate the role that landscape architects have played in laying the foundation for today’s planning and design work by exploring several iconic projects completed in the Dallas Arts District over the past 35 years. A morning panel, titled “Transforming the Downtown Core,” will examine four projects (by Field Operations, Hargreaves Associates, Ten Eyck Landscape Architects and SWA) that are currently in the design or construction phase in downtown Dallas, revealing how a public-private partnership was able to facilitate the development of these priority parks in the urban core. The afternoon panel, “Transforming and Connecting the City,” will be a forward-looking discussion of larger-scale projects currently underway (i.e., in the planning, design, or execution phase) that aim to balance, leverage, and steward both natural and cultural resources. The closing panel, featuring leaders in landscape architecture, planning, journalism, patronage, and stewardship, will reflect on the day’s presentations.
Confirmed participants include:
Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA, FAAR, President & CEO, The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Brent A. Brown, AIA, CEO & President, Trinity Park Conservancy
Dustin Bullard, ASLA, Senior Vice President of Planning and Public Space, Downtown Dallas, Inc.
Dustin Bullard, FASLA, President, OJB Landscape Architecture
Isabel Castilla, ASLA, Partner, James Corner Field Operations
Robert W. Decherd, Chairman, President and CEO, A. H. Belo Corporation
Philip C. Henderson, FAIA, Board Trustee, The Loop Circuit Trail Conservancy
Mary Margaret Jones, FASLA, FAAR, President/Senior Principal, Hargreaves Associates
Mark Lamster, Architecture Critic, Dallas Morning News
Veletta Forsythe Lill, former Executive Director, Dallas Arts District
Chuck McDaniel, FASLA, Managing Principal, Dallas, SWA
Amy M. Meadows, President, Parks for Downtown Dallas
Janette Monear, President & CEO, Texas Trees Foundation
Gail Thomas, FASLA, President, Ten Eyck Landscape Architects
Gail Thomas, Ph.D., Hon. AIA, Director, Center for the City of The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture
Peter Ker Walker, Principal, (firm of) Peter Ker Walker
Peter Walker, FASLA, Partner, PWP Landscape Architecture
Willis C. Winters, Director, Dallas Parks and Recreation
Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 6:00 to 8:00pm
The conference will kick-off on Thursday evening with a reception at the Nasher Sculpture Center, renowned for its collection of modern and contemporary sculpture. Join us to mingle with conference speakers and attendees while enjoying the view from the terrace that overlooks the Sculpture Garden, created by conference speaker Peter Walker of PWP Landscape Architecture. Separate registration required.
Tours and Mobile Workshops
Saturday, October 5, 2019 | Various times 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
The day after the conference offers several opportunities to attend expert-led tours of new projects examined during the conference as well as iconic projects in Dallas. On the schedule:
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– Creating Klyde Warren Park – The Insider’s Guide
The park’s designer, conference speaker, and landscape architect Jim Burnett of OJB Landscape Architecture will lead the tour of the park’s 3.5 acres, and offer a preview of plans for phase II of the project.
– The Art of Design for Creating a Healing Medical District
Learn how the Texas Trees Foundation is approaching the new Southwestern Medical District Urban Streetscape. Stops include the new roof garden at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Parkland Hospital’s new healing garden, and more. Transportation and lunch provided.
– Harold Simmons Park on the Trinity River
Led by staff at Trinity Park Conservancy, the tour will include stops by two signature bridges designed by Santiago Calatrava, recreational facilities already existing in the floodway; and wetland and riparian habitat for native and migratory species that call the Trinity River home.
– Downtown Rebound – Two Successful New Parks
Join us for a tour of two key components in Dallas’ downtown revitalization strategy where programming and stewardship go hand-in-hand – Belo Garden and Main Street Garden Park.
– Tour of Three Modernist Residential Gems
Join us for this tour of three residential properties that represent outstanding examples of the Modernist aesthetic in Dallas. Transportation will be provided to the sites located in Highland Park, Turtle Creek, and Preston Hollow.
The conference in perspective
Making Space within Place is the fourth installment in an ongoing series of conferences about the Second Wave of Modernism. Earlier conferences on that theme were held at the University of Toronto (2015), New York’s Museum of Modern Art (2011), and the Chicago Architecture Foundation (2008). They have taken multidisciplinary approaches to understanding the balance that exists between the stewardship of natural and cultural resources and the evolving identities of urban areas. Conference attendees include landscape architects and allied practitioners, urban planners and related municipal officials, stewardship advocates, educators, and other interested parties.
About The Cultural Landscape Foundation
The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 1998 with a mission of “connecting people to places.” TCLF educates and engages the public to make our shared landscape heritage more visible, identify its value, and empower its stewards. Through its website, publishing, lectures, and other events, TCLF broadens support and understanding for cultural landscapes.
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